2020 made me run to art each time I had a chance.
While I created, I was able to calm my worries and focus my energy into the piece. To be a teacher and having to teach behind a mask left me exhausted and anxious. How will I teach with this mask and keeping distance? I worried about the lessons I was putting together for my students' virtual days, seated classroom days, classes divided in 2 groups, and being able to set goals, adjust, and reteach, adjust once again. I had days where I cried and days where I felt a like I actually was teaching.
What I learned fast was that I could not teach the same way I had been teaching for 13 years. I had to be flexible. I noticed a transformation happening in the studio as well as my mind relaxed from the busy days.
WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY SEASON!
Here's my latest piece which is of a happy place, a festive place. I titled this piece "Rendezvous". I'll talk more about Rendezvous in my next post.
On the easel
Being at home has not been easy but I have this piece to keep me busy.
: Social Distancing No More is what I see in my mind when we step back out into the world and do the things we like to do with the people we love. I am enjoying the time I'm spending with this piece as I add layers of paint changing the painting slowly.
I love painting cityscapes and this one really speaks to my heart. As I paint these, I think of the people and what and they are going.
No More 6/16
I've been lost for a while. Escaping to my Neverland trying to deal with loss of a friend, the wearing of face masks, and all that is going on on top of the pandemic.
I found this piece allowed me to escape in the lines, colors, and shapes. Helping me feel my way through the troubling chaotic world revealing a piece which speaks of hope, love, and happiness.
I'm so happy that I was able to complete it in time for the annual
SRAC Annual Member Show, presented by Positronic. To view the virtual gallery, visit https://springfieldarts.org/MembersShow2020 and reach out to if interested in purchasing a piece.